[Advaita-l] More records - last part
satisharigela at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 23 00:10:48 CDT 2011
>We say a mantra there is always a Devata for that mantra. This Devata
>will give the result.
> Simply muttering that mantra itself will not
>give the Phala.
>The Devata will be pleased with Bhakti. You cannot
No disagreement here.
>You cannot ignore Sraddha because many places it is
>written the mantra must be said with Sraddha and Bhakti. Sraddha
I agree again..bhakti is definitely required. As for shraddha, mantra practice
does not yield fruit without shraddha. The only disagreement I had with other
members is on what shraddhA means. Where I on the strength of the upAsaka-s I
know and on examining various tantra-s & on the opinion of tAntric
practitioners took the stand that belief(as is understood) is not required, but
the way shatapatha brAhmaNa describes( I am depending on shrI Sriram's
description here) shraddhA makes perfect sense and seems applicable to mantra
practice. The other definition of shraddhA intertwined with vishvAsa is only
applicable for vedAnta.
>The Devata will give the result when he feels pleased. My friend has
>practiced the mantra for a long time. Only sometimes he was saying it
>emotionally. He has Bhakti and Sraddha.
Oh ok. Then I go by your judgement as I do not know the complete details
It is just that your earlier mention did not completely describe the scenario
and hence I was skeptical as usual.
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